Aug 15, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Oakland Athletics shortstop Andy Parrino (12) throws a runner out at first against the Atlanta Braves in the seventh inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Braves Beat Oakland A's With Four Home Runs

The Oakland A’s fell to the Atlanta Braves by the final score of 7-2 as the Athletics drop their third in a row and fifth of six games.

The A’s have been on a bit of a losing skid, and tonight they struggled to put runs on the board once again. They have only scored more than three runs once in the past six games, and that was when they had an offensive explosion of 11 runs in their only win during this streak.

This evening against the Braves Jason Hammel struggled from the start and in the end only lasted 3+ innings. In those innings he gave up five runs on six hits along with just two strikeouts. Prior to this outing it looked as if Hammel was finally on the right track for Oakland, but apparently he still has work to do. Even Hammel said so himself.

“It’s not like I wasn’t doing it [pitching well lately],” Hammel said. “The last two games were great, so chalk it up to a bad one and we’ll get back to work.”

On the other side of the ball lefty Alex Wood picked up his ninth win of the season. He scored two runs on four hits along with three walks. After he left the game at the end of the sixth innings his bullpen proceeded to pitch three shutout innings and sealing the deal for the the Braves.

Offensively the Oakland A’s only had four hits with Derek Norris getting half of them. Nate Freiman drove in the two lone runs for the Athletics on a home run to left field.

The Atlanta Braves had no issues on offense this evening as Freddie Freeman, Evan Gattis, Justin Upton, and Phil Gosselin each hit a homer.

Tomorrow night the Oakland A’s will look to straighten out with Sonny Gray (12-6, ERA 2.86) set to face Julio Tehran (10-9, 3.06 ERA). First pitch is at 4:10pm.

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